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#1 MNGB ONLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2018 - 01:48 PM

Hi all thanks to Mark;s suggestion I started a new build, Its going to be a 60" landscape rake, ordered 31 2 hole tines from  Agri Supply same place I got the cultivator shanks etc from.

Started with a 60" X 3" X 3" X 1/4" angle iron for the main frame drilled 62 3/8" holes for the tines, will be welding the 3 pt hitch parts to the main frame.

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Posted February 15, 2018 - 01:52 PM

how many 3/8" drill bits did you go through?


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Posted February 15, 2018 - 02:09 PM

how many 3/8" drill bits did you go through?

Hi only used one and its good to go you just got to buy the really good ones that are offered in a box of various bit at an auction :dancingbanana:

I did drill 1/8" pilot holes first and got them all drilled without braking that bit also, I always drill pilot holes and go thur a number of 1/8" bits had been buying them at Fleet Farm but for about the past year the bits have been lousy they break or twist off and get bound up in the drilled hole so I looked on Amazon and found some that had good reviews and bought them and I', very happy with them

 

Actually the bits I got in the auction deal are very good machine shop bits no brand name that I see but they are good.


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Posted February 15, 2018 - 03:08 PM


Actually the bits I got in the auction deal are very good machine shop bits no brand name that I see but they are good.

I've bought plenty of old bits and sharpened them.  I have a 750SP Drill Doctor.  I've found that even some old "cheap" bits are still better than some of the newer brand name bits.  The older manufacturers didn't use the cheap steel that's available today.  Material quality was much better back in the day.  Also...I'm sure most of you know, if you use plenty of cutting oil, your bits last much longer.


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Posted February 15, 2018 - 04:16 PM

I buy bits at flea markets usually oldies but goodies tools also.


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Posted February 15, 2018 - 04:20 PM

Can't wait to see how this one turns out!


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Posted February 15, 2018 - 04:37 PM

That old drill press will outlast your bit too.  Have one just like it.  I made a small block of wood with a vertical hole in it to hold the chuck key.  Mounted it to the front of the cover.  Always handy.   Love that Red Neck work bench.  :rolling:


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Posted February 15, 2018 - 06:33 PM

Hi  all thanks all got the 3 pt mounts fabricated and welded this afternoon and got the assy in the paint room and got it primed this is coming together good when the tines get here it'll be to bolt them on and see how it turns out.

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Posted February 15, 2018 - 07:31 PM

I went the easy route and bought one last year.  I thought it might drag the rocks outta my garden, but that was a fail.   Thought I wasted my money till I thought I'd try it on my gravel drive, and the large gravel lots around my barns and shop.  These things are SO sweet for gravel drives.  I had patches of THICK grass and such but it took it all out, and really did a nice job smoothing and leveling the gravel.  Some places didn't even appear there was gravel even there till I ran the rock rake over them a few times, and it brought up the gravel!  Teresa usually isn't so impressed with some of my GT attachments, but she was amazed and very happy with how the drives looked afterward.  In fact, I'll likely be giving the drives a few passes soon!


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Posted February 15, 2018 - 08:09 PM

Not to be a negative Nelly but I wonder if 1/4" angle will be heavy enough not to twist and bend. I always overbuild and would have used 3/8" or even 1/2" 3 X 3 angle.

 

The project looks great so far and hope it works good for you.! :thumbs:

 

Can't wait for video of you using it. :watch_over_fence:


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Posted February 15, 2018 - 08:42 PM

Not to be a negative Nelly but I wonder if 1/4" angle will be heavy enough not to twist and bend. I always overbuild and would have used 3/8" or even 1/2" 3 X 3 angle.

 

The project looks great so far and hope it works good for you.! :thumbs:

 

Can't wait for video of you using it. :watch_over_fence:

Hi remember this is a rake not a digger I think it will be good.


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Posted February 16, 2018 - 04:09 AM

I built one but made it swivel. I bought the smallest "York" brand tines they sold. The only had one hole so I welded blocks in between to keep them straight. Good luck on yours, you'll enjoy having it.

 

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Here's the one I modeled it after. I had to flip the angle iron over to get the tines to sit right on my tractor.

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Posted February 16, 2018 - 08:43 AM

Hi Tom,I thought about making it swivel but didn't didn't come up with a compelling reason for the swivel so went with out, nice looking rake you built do you use it much?



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Posted February 16, 2018 - 09:27 AM

That sure looks nice GB!  Kinda cool seeing the new cultivator in the backround also.  I bet you will be anxious to try them out this spring.  You also utilized one of more mild days we've had in Minnesota lately to get it primed. :rocker2:  Thanks for sharing, and keep up the good work!!


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Posted February 17, 2018 - 08:23 AM

Hi Tom,I thought about making it swivel but didn't didn't come up with a compelling reason for the swivel so went with out, nice looking rake you built do you use it much?

I used it at my old house to regrade the lawn.The neighbor down the street had topsoil delivered and I used the bucket to move it and then raked it out smooth. At this house I used it to rake up all pine needles when i moved in. Will use it more when I add topsoil and need to flatten thing out. I use the swivel when I regrade friends gravel driveway. It's quite long and we start at the outsides pulling the rock back in, then square it off, and go from the middle back out.  The money invested makes it worth having around when you need it. Less than $400 in to it.  Mine is 60" wide so on the angle it still is wider than the tractor.

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